Monday, January 10, 2011

Obama Moment of Silence

Obama Moment of Silence - Nineteen people were shot in a Tucson, Ariz. rampage on Saturday, and six were killed, including a young girl, a federal judge and several seniors.

The target of the attack, Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, suffered a gunshot wound to the head from point-blank range. She remains in intensive care at a nearby hospital. Doctors are optimistic about her condition but say it's too early to for certain whether she will recover.

U.S. President Barack Obama led a somber moment of silence Monday morning for victims.

Obama stood with his head bowed on the White House lawn, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama and White House staff, as a bell sounded 11 a.m. EST.

The minute of silence that followed was marked at the U.S. Capitol and sites across the U.S. Obama had asked for the country to pray together or reflect on those killed or struggling to recover.

Obama Moment of Silence

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